Danny Green’s surprise put-back slam on Monday against the Hawks must be that impressive that the NBA had to test him allegedly for having a dosage of an enhancement substance.

Can we blame the NBA? I bet we can’t. The 32-year old Green is a known knockdown shooter. But while he can throw soft jams on pre-game warmups and some fast breaks, he is never known to have the vertical leap and athleticism to throw a hammer down.

Let’s take a look back at the play that brought the internet to bananas.

Green broke the news himself on his Twitter account while appearing jokey and confused. He said, “Catch one dunk and get drug tested” followed by a cracking emoji and the hashtag #surpisesurprise.

Fans on Twitter backed up the two-time NBA champion as they shared his shock and chuckles on the said “random” drug testing.

But in all fairness to the NBA, this may just be a coincidence as the random testing being employed by the league is said to be planned weeks ahead before the actual implementation. Whatever the case may be, the timing of the testing is amusingly mind-blowing.

Green has been a vital part of the Lakers’ sizzling start of 11-2, good for the league’s best record overall. During the said game against the Hawks, he finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks and three triples in just 23 minutes for the win.

The 6’6 sniper said that the Laker surge to the top of the standings is not expected but not really surprising. “We know we have some good pieces, some really good vets, unbelievable talent and some depth. We’re still trying to get the rhythm and feel each other out. We didn’t think our defense would be as good as it is right now. But we picked it up pretty quickly,” he said.

“We know we’re doing well but we still have so much more to improve on,” he continued.

Fun times are definitely back in the Lakers camp just like the Showtime and prime Kobe days. And with the kind of energy they possess now, we should expect more highlight reels from Green and company – and perhaps more random drug testing.

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